September 2016
Paul D’Agostino, director of Centotto Gallery in Bushwick, NY, mentions Microcollection in an interview with Laura Loguercio in
Racconti da Bushwick, ultima mecca degli artisti di New York
VNY, La Voce di New York
articolo qui

May 2016
Video interview with Microcollection
by students Giulia Lo Chiatto, Elisa Greco Margarete, Rebecca Molteni
in ARTIST’S DOC. PROJECT, education project
section Multimedia Audio Visual
Liceo Artistico “Angelo Frattini”, Varese, Italy
Luca Scarabelli, teacher
video

December 2015
Ildikó Séra interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
“Elhinteni a Magokat”
for the magazine Balkon, Contemporary Art Magazine, Budapest, Hungary
pages 40-43

22 November 2015
ART SOWINGS in MAKE8ELIEVE ( art # culture magazine )
ISSUE #8: HORROR
curated by Michelle Marie Murphy ( Chicago, Illinois ) & Baptiste Lefevre ( Cetusss ) ( Geneve, Switzerland )
pages 45-49

7 October 2015
Valentina Colella interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection
interview
artestetica.org Forme e sostanza nella contemporaneità

12 November 2014
Exchange Rates – The Bushwick Expo
by Elizabeth Johnson

22 October 2014
L’artista Elisa Bollazzi rappresenta l’Italia a Exchange Rates: The Bushwick Expo
by Vissia Menza
Ma Se Domani

20 October 2014
Quando la realtà è migliore dei sogni
Vissia Menza interviews Elisa Bollazzi/Microcollection on the first issue of MSD Magazine/Ma Se Domani
page 18

26 May 2012
Arte leggera, discreta, invisibile
su Adopera/Adotta un’opera

20 May 2012
Varesenews

19 May 2012
Semine d’arte a Varese
Artevarese

April 2012
Un micro-museo
by Chiara Zocchi
GQ Italy

Cabinet de regard in Stanza251

artecultura

artevarese

varesereport

28 July 2009
EXPOZITII / Bienala de la Paris – istorie si actualitate
article written by Raluca Baloiu
SELF INTERVIEW

Elisa Bollazzi interviewing Microcollection

ELISA BOLLAZZI : How and when did you get the idea for MicroCollection?
MICROCOLLECTION : In 1990. I was visiting the Venice Biennale and, almost by chance, picked up a few fragments accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, opened up a new world, an illumination! They triggered a completely fresh approach to meandering from gallery to gallery, from one museum to another.

EB: How many fragments does MicroCollection own now?
M: More than 700, also thanks to the precious help of artists, collectors, friends that constantly send me art-particles from everywhere.

EB: What do you do with these donations?
M: The fragments can be viewed under a microscope in itinerant Cabinets de Regard, in which the viewers can sense the invisible and the real essence of art. Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Fontana, Penone, Paolini, Beuys, Buren, Cragg, Long..

EB: Tell us about your project Art Sowing.
M: The creation of parcels of land or small green areas planted and cultivated with valuable microparticles of artworks whose titles clearly show the selection criteria adopted: The 3-metre tree by Penone, Watermelons by Gilardi, Garden by McCarthy, etc.

EB: Where about?
M: Milan, Turin, Bozen, Basel, and so on. In 2010 in Jerago with Waiting flowerbed, an area planted with art fragments next to a bench on which sit and wait for an utopic art-garden to grow, a thought-provoking space, a meeting point, where the work of art starts a process that changes the way we look at the “art system”. A beneficial wait to stimulate creativity in the contemplation of a growing art garden.
I am now planning to create a cultural-artistic humus in parks and gardens all over the world.

EB: Is there any links between picking up art fragments and planting them?
M: After long years spent picking up the “invisible”, I am now ready to return the world, in the form of gifts, what I have lovingly collected so far.

EB: Anything to add?
M: « Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies. » (Anish Kapoor)